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 2020-11-26 14:06 

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Guinness refreshes Paeng's record as world's winningest tenpin bowler...

MANILA, Philippines---The Guinness Book of World Records once refreshed legend Paeng Nepomuceno's record for the bowler with the most tenpin titles four months after he won his 133rd championship.According to his official website, Nepomuceno won his 1...

 2020-11-26 13:44 

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NSA working on Sarno wild card in Tokyo Olympics...

MANILA, Philippines--Vanessa Sarno caught the attention of Hidilyn Diaz five years ago when, as a 12-year-old newbie, she would train and walk around barefooted.Having come to Manila for the first time from her hometown of Tagbilaran, Sarno didn't hav...

 2020-11-26 13:41 

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With future of PH sports at stake, NSA's elect new POC officials...

With both predicting clear triumphs for themselves, incumbent Philippine Olympic Committee president Abraham "Bambol" Tolentino of cycling and challenger Atty. Jesus Clint Aranas of archery will leave their fate to the wisdom of the electorate whe...

 2020-11-26 13:39 

Cebu Daily News

Cebu City to conduct asphalting of barangay roads...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Broken and dilapidated roads will soon be a thing of the past as the Cebu City government allocated P50 million for the asphalting of its barangay roads. Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella said in an interview with CDN Digital ...

 2020-11-26 13:30 

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Carlos Yulo meets Olympic chief Bach during visit to Tokyo Games facilities...

MANILA, Philippines---Filipino Olympic gymnast Carlos Yulo was part of the athlete delegation that met with International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach during the official's visit to Tokyo and the city's Summer Games venues.Yulo joined j...

 2020-11-26 13:10 

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Archdiocese of Cebu has several options in case Misa de Gallo is prohibited...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Archdiocese of Cebu has already prepared several alternatives in case the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases will not allow the holding of Misa de Gallo or dawn masses starti...

 2020-11-26 12:45 

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Garcia: We will look for other sources of funds aside from SRP...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City proposed 2021 annual budget has been heavily scrutinized by the opposition councilors during the ongoing budget hearings done with the committee as a whole since November 24, 2020. Councilor Raymond Alvin Garci...

 2020-11-26 12:42 

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Duterte appoints DBM procurement director as Overall Deputy Ombudsman...

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Department of Budget and Management (DBM) procurement director Warren Rex Liong as the Overall Deputy Ombudsman, Malacaang said. Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea confirmed Liong'...

 2020-11-26 12:20 

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'Diego is eternal'Messi says of Maradona...

Lionel Messi paid tribute to Diego Maradona on Wednesday by calling him "eternal" after his fellow Argentine died of a heart attack."A very sad day for all Argentines and football," Messi wrote on Instagram. "He has left us but he will...

 2020-11-26 12:20 

Cebu Daily News

Typhoons reset implementation of national ID...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)-7 has temporarily postponed the implementation of the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys). PSA-7 regional director Engr. Ariel Florendo said that they are supposed to start th...

 2020-11-26 11:41 

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Mayor Cortes wants spaghetti wires fixed...

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines The Mandaue City government is having enough of unsightly dangling wires on its streets. According to lawyer John Eddu Ibaez, executive secretary of Mayor Jonas Cortes, the Mayor has ordered the utility, cable, and telecommunicat...

 2020-11-26 11:03 

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French shipbuilder to open Manila office in bid to supply submarines to PH Navy...

MANILA, Philippines—French shipbuilder Naval Group will open an office in Manila in early 2021 as it seeks to advance its serious interest in supplying the Philippine Navy's first ever submarines. The office opening would be the first step in fu...

 2020-11-26 10:53 

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Labella defends P30M intelligence funds, Dizon opposes...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella defended the allocation of P30 million intelligence funds in the proposed 2021 annual budget. The mayor said that the Office of the Mayor's intelligence funds should not be more than 30 pe...

 2020-11-26 10:53 

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Role players also deliver the goods for TNT in crucial win...

MANILA, Philippines---TNT may be filled with bona fide stars but the team's role players are just as ready to step up.That's what happened when the Tropang Giga survived Phoenix, 102-101, in Game 4 of the PBA Philippine Cup semifinals Wednesday at...

 2020-11-26 10:32 

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Real Madrid back on track after win over 10-man Inter...

Zinedine Zidane praised his side's performance as one of the best this season as Real Madrid closed in on the Champions League last 16 on Wednesday with a 2-0 win against 10-man Inter Milan that pushed the Italians to the brink of elimination from the...

 2020-11-26 10:24 

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DOTr to Cebu City Council: BRT implementation to start on 2021...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has promised the Cebu City Council that the implementation of the the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system in the city will start on 2021. Cebu City Councilor James Cuenco, chairperson of th...

 2020-11-26 09:58 

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French shipbuilder to open Manila office in bid to supply submarines to PH Navy...

MANILA, Philippines—French shipbuilder Naval Group will open an office in Manila in early 2021 as it seeks to advance its serious interest in supplying the Philippine Navy's first ever submarines. The office opening would be the first step in fu...

 2020-11-26 09:48 

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Why Janine Berdin feels pressure singing in Bisaya for 11th Himig Handog...

Of the 12 interpreters in the 11th edition of Himig Handog, singer Janine Berdin is easily the most pressured, having to sing her piece in her native Visayan tongue. Berdin, "Tawag ng Tanghalan" season 2 champion, is interpreting "Bulalakaw,&#...

 2020-11-26 09:36 

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Jeepney operators, drivers urged: Avail of one-stop-shop registration...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Jeepney operators and drivers are urged to avail of the Balik Pasada one-stop-shop, which will be ending on November 27, 2020. Councilor James Cuenco, the head of the Cebu City Jeepney Task Force, said that they will be wrap...

 2020-11-26 09:18 

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SMDC Wins Big at the 8th PropertyGuru Awards...

Real estate giant SM Development Corporation (SMDC) brought home several awards at the 8th Property Guru Awards, including the most coveted Best Developer — a testament to its standards of excellence in real estate development. The awards ceremony w...

 2020-11-26 09:18 

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British maker of bladeless fans hiring 400 PH software engineers...

MANILA, Philippines—British manufacturer Dyson wants to hire 400 software engineers here in the Philippines, as it plans to put up a software laboratory for research and development for the company's future "intelligent"; machines. Dyson ...

 2020-11-26 09:06 

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Full-year investment flows in PH still in the red even after push from IT firm's IPO...

MANILA, Philippines—So-called hot money investments in the Philippines yielded net inflows of $439 million in October after seven straight months of net outflows that started in March, according to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). Data provide...

 2020-11-26 09:00 

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Mandaue bans house-to-house caroling, Christmas gatherings...

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — There will be no house-to-house caroling and Christmas gatherings in Mandaue City this Christmas season. The Mandaue City government has banned these activities including caroling, which has been part of the Filipino trad...

 2020-11-26 08:59 

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Top Chooks 33 players to join PBA Draft...

MANILA, Philippines---The top 3x3 players of the Philippines are set to jump to the PBA with Zamboanga City's Joshua Munzon, Alvin Pasaol, Santi Santillan, and Troy Rike all declaring for the Rookie Draft.Munzon, the no.1 3x3 player in the country, ha...

 2020-11-26 08:40 

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DTI issues SRP for Noche Buena products...

CEBU CITY, Philippines- The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has already issued a suggested retail price (SRP) for Noche Buena products to guide consumers as Christmas draws near. Ines Cajegas, chief of the Consumer Protection Division of DTI-Cebu P...

 2020-11-26 08:36 

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KO'd by COVID-19: World champ wrestler Staebler struggles to recover...

Germany's three-time wrestling world champion Frank Staebler says he is struggling to recover from a lung problem caused by the coronavirus, which has forced him out of next month's planned World Cup in Belgrade.Staebler won the third gold of his ...

 2020-11-26 08:00 

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Nearly 100 whales die after mass stranding in New Zealand...

WELLINGTON — About 100 pilot whales and bottlenose dolphins have died in a mass stranding on the remote Chatham Islands, about 800 km (497 miles) off New Zealand's east coast, officials said on Wednesday. New Zealand's Department of Conserva...

 2020-11-26 07:50 

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Slapshock frontman Jamir Garcia dies at 42...

MANILA, Philippines — Vladimir "Jamir" Garcia, the frontman of the legendary Filipino heavy metal band Slapshock, has died at the age of 42. A report from the Quezon City Police District showed that Garcia was found lifeless at his home in B...

 2020-11-26 07:39 

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Bogo City is COVID-free, again...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Bogo City is once again free from active cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This after the city government, on Thursday, November 26, 2020, announced that their lone COVID-19 patient has fully recovered and th...

 2020-11-26 07:26 

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GBP remits P23M ER 1-94 fund for Toledo City's COVID-19 response...

Global Business Power Corporation (GBP) remitted a total of P23.3 million to Toledo City in Cebu to further support and boost its COVID-19 pandemic response. The amount represents the Energy Regulations 1-94 (ER 1-94) fund share of Toledo City from the el...

 2020-11-26 06:59 

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Rama to IATF: Allow Misa de Gallo to push through...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Vice Mayor Michael Rama will be asking the Inter-Agency Task Force to allow the Misa de Gallo to push through this year especially in Cebu City. Rama said that the traditional midnight masses will uplift the spirit...

 2020-11-26 06:37 

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Football world mourns death of Argentina great Maradona...

BUENOS AIRES--Diego Maradona, widely regarded as one of the greatest football players of all time before drug and alcohol addiction marred his career, died on Wednesday at his home in Argentina after suffering a heart attack, his lawyer said. He was 60.Be...

 2020-11-26 05:59 

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PH to sign COVID-19 vaccine deal with AstraZeneca on Friday...

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine government, together with local private companies, will sign a tripartite agreement with British drugmaker AstraZeneca on Friday for the purchase of its COVID-19 vaccine. The country's vaccine czar Secretary ...

 2020-11-26 05:12 

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DOF seeks return of P33B 'parked' in PITC to gov't coffers Drilon...

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Finance (DOF) is seeking the return of some P33 billion "parked" in the coffers of the Philippine International Trading Corporation (PITC) to the national government. This was according to Senate Minor...

 2020-11-26 05:05 

Cebu Daily News

'Pasko sa V. Rama' to push through amid pandemic...

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Saying that it is a symbol of hope amid the pandemic, Cebu City Vice Mayor Michael Rama said the annual "Pasko sa V. Rama" will push through this year. The Pasko sa V. Rama is a yearly Christmas celebration featuring a...

 2020-11-25 06:36 

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Globe encourages rainforestation to combat adverse effects of natural hazards and climate change...

The location of the Philippines in the Pacific has always made the country vulnerable to strong typhoons. An average of 20 typhoons pass through the Philippine Area of Responsibility annually, about 8-to-9 of which make landfall. However, over the past ye...

 2020-11-25 06:19 

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UAAP: Aldin Ayo case remains 'status quo'...

MANILA, Philippines --- The case of former University of Santo Tomas head coach Aldin Ayo for his involvement in the "Sorsogon bubble" remains status quo, as per UAAP executive director Atty. Rebo Saguisag.The UAAP has yet to tackle the appeal mad...

 2020-11-25 05:58 

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Vaccinating 60M Filipinos against COVID-19 to take 3 to 5 years — Galvez...

MANILA, Philippines — It will take three to five years before the Philippines can vaccinate its target of 60 million Filipinos against COVID-19, vaccine czar and pandemic response chief implementer Carlito Galvez Jr. said Wednesday. "We will do ...

 2020-11-25 05:52 

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AstraZeneca eyes clinical trials for its COVID-19 vaccine in PH...

MANILA, Philippines — British drug maker AstraZeneca has already submitted the necessary documents to Philippine health authorities to secure approval in conducting clinical trials for its COVID-19 vaccine in the country. Health Undersecretary Maria...

 2020-11-25 05:39 

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DPWH investigates possible lapses in Skyway extension project...

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is investigating possible lapses that led to the accident at the Skyway extension project, which left one motorist dead and six others injured. DPWH Secretary Mark Villar said ...

 2020-11-25 05:22 

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House panel OKs bill on access to critical drugs, vaccine in public health emergencies...

MANILA, Philippines — A committee in the House of Representatives approved Wednesday a bill seeking to address issues on access to critical drugs and medicines, vaccines, devices, and materials in times of public health emergencies. During its meeti...

 2020-11-25 05:17 

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Mets expect Tebow to return in 2021...

New York Mets president Sandy Alderson said he expects Tim Tebow to return to the organization in 2021.Tebow, the former Heisman Trophy winner who played three seasons in the NFL, signed with the Mets in 2016 but has yet to play in the big leagues. He was...

 2020-11-25 05:12 

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Lorenzana: PH in line of fire if US-China conflict in South China Sea escalates into war...

MANILA, Philippines—The prospect of the United States and China stumbling into full-blown conflict in the South China Sea is growing and the Philippines will get dragged into it whether it likes it or not, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said. At...

 2020-11-25 04:52 

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PH to get up to 50 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines from China's SinovacGalvez...

MANILA, Philippines — Although negotiations are still ongoing, vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. said the Philippines is already looking at sourcing up to 50 million dosages of COVID-19 vaccines being developed by Chinese pharmaceutical firm Sinovac B...

 2020-11-25 04:23 

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Mark Villar on plans for 2022: Still weighing out my options...

MANILA, Philippines — Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar said Wednesday that he is still weighing out his options for 2022, or the year for the next national elections. "Going to four and a half years, I felt I ...

 2020-11-25 04:14 

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End of 2021 to early 2022 'realistic' rollout for COVID vaccination — Galvez...

MANILA, Philippines — The "realistic" scenario of when the Philippines can roll out its COVID-19 vaccination program is from end of 2021 to early 2022, vaccine czar and pandemic response chief implementer Carlito Galvez Jr. said Wednesday. &...

 2020-11-25 04:06 

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China spacecraft passes over Luzon as it heads to moon...

MANILA, Philippines — The Long March-5, China's largest carrier rocket, flew over Luzon as it headed to the moon after it was launched on Tuesday morning. In a footage from China's state-run CGTN Youtube channel on Tuesday, the rocket was sh...

 2020-11-25 03:47 

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DPWH issues 11 show-cause orders to personnel on alleged irregularities...

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has issued at least 11 show-cause orders to its personnel to have them explain alleged irregularities in the agency. DPWH Secretary Mark Villar said Wednesday that this is amon...

 2020-11-25 03:44 

Cebu Daily News

Webinar looks into the concept of art and beauty in precolonial Cebu...

The Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI) Gabii sa Kabilin (GSK) will hold its eighth online activity titled "Bulawanong Tahom: The Aesthetic Life of Precolonial Cebuanos" on Friday, November 27 at 3 P.M. The free lecture by Prof. Jay Nathan T. Jor...

 2020-11-25 03:40 

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Gov't sets price range for COVID-19 RT-PCR testing...

MANILA, Philippines — The government has set the price range for RT-PCR COVID-19 testing in private and public laboratories. In an online press briefing Wednesday, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III announced that COVID-19 testing in public labora...

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